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Do I need permission to put a gate in my fence?

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  • Do I need permission to put a gate in my fence?

    At the end of my garden is my fence. On the other side of the fence is a wide grass verge then a road and on the other side of the road set far back are houses for the elderly.
    The road is a small cul-de-sac.
    Is it ok to put a gate in the fence? Or do I need permission?
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  • #2
    Is it a public road?
    If there is nothing in your deeds which says you have to maintain a fence, it would be ridiculous to say you could not put a gate in the fence, when you could just remove the fence.
    As it is your fence, I can't see thar anyone can object if you replace part of the fixed fence with a hinged section.
    There may possibly be an issue with you accessing the verge via your hinged section, but that will depend on ownership of the verge.
    I have assumed you are looking for pedestrian access, if vehicular there may be other considerations


    • #3
      Thank you for your reply. I presume the cul-de-sac is public. It has a tarmac surface and the street signage and lamposts are the same as any other road around here. The elderly resident houses are maintained by a housing association, and either they or council contractors cut the verge. The fence is a mess and not well maintained.


      • #4
        discussion from another forum; https://www.gardenlaw.co.uk/phpBB2/v...ic.php?t=20653


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